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May 23, 2009
Shelley remains in my heart and I think of her everyday. I miss her so much; her beautiful smile, and the way she lit up a room as she lit up my life.
Ginny
April 03, 2009
Steve and Seneca,

I can't even begin to express how much I miss Shelley. She was simply one of the finest people I've ever known. Sitting in her office every day, I feel her presence so strongly. She will be a part of all of us for the rest of our lives. If I can be half the teacher she was, I'll be doing pretty well.

Let's keep in touch.

Paul
March 30, 2009
To Steve and Seneca: May peace find you during this time of loss. After reading all of these wonderful entries, the words I would have chosen have been repeated time and time again. Dr. Theno was my mentor, my inspiration and I still believe the doll manufacturers missed a grand opportunity to create a "Dr. Shelley Theno superheroine action figure." What a force to be reckoned with, she was!

I will miss her forever, but her influence will remain with me always!
March 19, 2009
Steve,

Gayle & I had the pleasure of seeing Anchorage from the sky in your great plane tour you gave us thanks to our friendship with Jan. It was a shame to hear of your loss, way too young, please accept our condolences. The obit was beautiful, it sounds like heaven got a great addition with earth's loss.

Trish & Gayle
March 18, 2009
Steve and family, we are so sorry to hear of Shelley's passing. Although the times we spent together were far apart in time and miles, we shall cherish our friendship always. We will forever remember standing on the bridge in Chicago into the wee hours and our days in Salem and Rockport, MA. She was such a warm and loving person. We shall miss her always. Please keep in touch and our prayers are with you.
March 17, 2009
I first met Shelley over 18 years ago (I was 11), and I can honestly say that in that first meeting I remember she invoked the “fear of God” in me. However, she quickly became a person that I held the utmost respect for. Shelley asked me questions because she cared about what I thought. She challenged me to think harder, deeper, smarter. She encouraged me to always give my full effort to my strengths and helped me work through my weaknesses, and as a pre-adolescent, I believed there were many of those. She was my mentor and my hero. Shelley once told me that if she could make a positive difference in just one person’s life, then her life would have meaning. Shelley touched so many lives, and I feel amazingly blessed to have been one of them. I’m so sorry for your loss, Steve and Seneca. Sen, you know I’m only a phone call or a 9-hour flight away. Love you guys.
March 16, 2009
Dear Steve and Seneca, We were saddened to hear of Shelley's passing. We never did get to spend much time with all of you but really enjoyed the few short visits we had. Steve and I are on a job in Eunice,NM. We live in Andrews TX in the motorhome. If you are ever in the area please let us know. If there is anything we can do ever, call on us.
Max and Steve Ellis
March 16, 2009
Over 40 years ago I walked into my third grade classroom and sat next to this freckle-faced brunette. Shelley introduced herself and we became instant friends. She has remained my best friend all of these years. We danced a hula in the 5th grade play,made a pinata in the image of her dachshund, Archie, in the sixth grade,went through the "boy craze" together, spent a New Years in Vegas (what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, even though we laughed for years about our stay.)and shared stories on the phone until 2 a.m. more nights than Steve cares to remember.To have a friendship that lasts 40+ years is a rarity. Shelley was as close to me as any sister could be. My family and I will miss her dearly. She is always with me and in my heart, but there is a piece of me missing now. Thank you Shelley for being a terrific aunt to Josh and for loving me unconditionally. You can never be replaced. Seneca and Steve, please know that I am always here for you and love you both deeply. Shelley was one of a kind!

Aunt Theresa
March 16, 2009
Steve and Seneca,

I've always thought of Shelley as a big sister. She was the best listener, always giving you her full attention. She had the greatest smile - it would light up my day when I would see her in the hallways on campus. I will miss her laugh - so genuine. I will miss torturing her by spelling her name wrong - always great fun!

I know what Shelley meant and will always mean to me. But I feel lucky to have been able to hear from the students that she taught what they meant to her. As an academic advisor when we were both at UAS, I always got earfuls about faculty. And Dr. Theno was a tough, smart, challenging, professional and admired instructor. I will always be proud to say that I served with her in education and most especially, that she was my friend.

Dave and I have kept you close in our hearts these months. We continue to do so.
March 16, 2009
Steve and Seneca,
Shelley was and will always be a bright spot in my life. There will be such a huge hole in my heart now that she is no longer with us on this earth, though i KNOW she will remain a part of me forever. Both Harry and I will forever treasure the days we spent with you, here in Juneau, Anchorage or Australia. those memories will live on and on in my heart. Most of all I will miss her laughter and smile and HUGS.

Please know how much you are both in our thoughts and prayers!!!
love, T and H

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